Category Archives: Events

Noah Messing: How Lawyers Write

Alexander P. Ray ’13 asks you to cease and desist whatever you’re doing tomorrow at 4:15 and be summoned to Downey House:

Want to be a lawyer? Sorry to hear that. But you might as well come to this talk.

Noah Messing is Yale Law School’s Lecturer in the Practice of Law and Legal Writing. He has worked as a trial and appellate litigator in Washington, D.C. and as Counsel to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

The talk will explore the process by which lawyers, through their written work, persuade judges. Messing will provide a brief overview of the U.S. court system, after which he will present examples from some of the highest-stakes cases in recent years to illustrate how lawyers deploy law, facts, policy, and history to advocate for their clients. The examples will include cases about gay rights, a major environmental disaster, and YouTube’s (alleged) massive copyright infringement.

Sponsored by Writing at Wesleyan and the Department of Classical Studies.

Teach at the Green Street Arts Center

From Paulina Jones-Torregrosa ’15 and Codi Leitner ’13:

Do you like working with kids? Do you have a passion for teaching others? Are you fun, energetic, and consider yourself a leader? The Green Street Arts Center is looking for teachers for the Spring 2013 semester! We are particularly looking for someone who is interested in teaching dance or yoga, but all course proposals are welcome. This is a paid opportunity for work-study students. You would be responsible for working with 1st through 3rd graders from 4-5 pm. All it takes is an hour and a half a week! Please send your course proposals ASAP to Sandy Guze.

Where: Green Street Arts Center
When: Next semester, once a week
Contact: sguze(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: ASAP

Fusion and X-Tacy Present: Club FX

Fusion and X-Tacy are proud to present:

Club FX

Party Starts at 10:30 PM. Performances start at 11:00 PM

Get ready for the hottest dance show Wesleyan has ever seen. But actually. It’s going to be incredible

Bring your friends, roommates, neighbors, lovers. You do not want to miss this.

Date:   Friday, November 30th
Time:   10:30 PM (Party), 11 PM (Performances)
Place:  Exley Lobby

Apply to Put on a Show with Second Stage

A message from the Backstage Badger (and Jenna Robbins ’13):

Want to give your regards to Broadway? Second Stage is now accepting applications for our Spring 2013 season! Applications are due December 2nd at 11:59 pm – please email Grace Herman Holland at gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu – for a copy.

Questions? Contact any staff member; our contact information can be found on our website,

Contact: gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu
Deadline: December 2, 11:59

Samsara Saturday Night

Matthew Donahue ’14 writes in for Sammmmsara on Saturday:

Samsara is the annual South Asian culture show here at Wesleyan, and this year it’s back with a bang! Come join us for fun and laughter as you enjoy a show that combines theater, music, dance and above all, a love for South Asia! This year we are happy to welcome back the nationally acclaimed dance team from Brown Univeristy, Brown Badmaash, to join in our festivities, and we hope to get a big turnout because all of our proceeds will go towards helping provide clean water in the slums of Bangladesh and helping ensure education is universally available in certain provinces of India. Tickets are available at the box office. This is definitely something you WON’T want to miss!

Date:   Saturday, Dec. 1
Time:   8:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Place:  Crowell Concert Hall

All Proceeds Benefit Brighter Dawns and IIMPACT India

Film Series: Fear and Loathing in Los Vegas

1998. USA. Dir: Terry Gilliam. With Johnny Depp, Benicio Del Toro. 119 min.

Visionary eccentric Gilliam crafts a hallucinogenic whirlwind of a movie from Hunter S. Thompson’s tale of gonzo reporting. A journalist, his lawyer, and a whole lot of drugs take a road-trip that somehow careens into a demented voyage through “bat country” and the mad excesses of American ideals.

 Part of the continuing Adaptation Series co-sponsored by Friends of the Wesleyan Library. Pre-film intro by Marc Longenecker, Film Studies.

Tonight. 8pm. Goldsmith Family Cinema. $5.

Improv Comedy: New Teen Force & Dog Day Players present “The Leftovers Show”

Stephen Stephan “Don’t Mention the Alliteration” Stansfield ’13 wants to make you laugh:

New Teen Force is Wesleyan’s free form long form improv troupe. With fresh blood and fresher ‘tudes, we’re thankful for the Lord’s bounty and we ain’t afraid to show it!

Dog Day Players hail from Dartmouth College and play long form improv.  Come explode your Wesleyan bubble by witnessing real live people from a whole different New England liberal arts college!

Place: Fayerweather 106 (Theater Rehearsal Room)
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: Free

Existence and Resistance: Tahani Salah to Hit Earth House, Speak Words

JJ Mitchell ’15 writes in:

Come to Earth House and hear Palestinian-American slam poet Tahani Salah! This incredible artist will be sharing poems about oppression, injustice, hope, and resilience. Existence and resistance.

She will also be there to answer questions about life as a Palestinian activist in Brooklyn.

Sponsored by Wesleyan Students for Justice In Palestine, WeSLAM, the Religion Department, the American Studies Department, SALD, SBC and the Office of Residential Life.

Place: Earth House
Date: Thursday, November 29, 2012
Time: 8:30 pm – 10:00pm
Cost: Free
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